Hopefully by now you have heard about BMQG's ongoing project to make quilts for those effected by the Boston bombings. I didn't want to blog about it until I had actually made some blocks. You can find all of the details on the guild blog here.
I decided to make several 12.5" square blocks - tutorials online for this size are readily available and it's kind of fun to search around for them. I made two blocks from this tutorial - I thought the woven one was so fun - I decided to make two. These blocks were part of the "Sew Happy Quilt Mixed Sampler Quilt Along."
The bottom left is a tutorial found here- part of the Blockapalooza quilt along. The bottom right is the infamous X Plus block- the measurements to make a 12.5" (unfinished) block were found on Pinterest (sorry- I am having trouble with the link). The top block was kind of improvisational- I wanted to showcase the large yellow floral.
The X-Plus block was my favorite one to make - I now finally get why they are so addicting. I also have to say that it was a lot of fun to make all of these blocks from scraps rather than stash. My stash is a total disaster area - so it proved much easier to go to my grey, yellow, and blue scrap bins to get materials for all of these. I also love a "controlled" scrappy look - I don't really love sewing every color and bit together - but creating a cohesive color palette out of scraps really speaks to my taste.